Over Barbury Castle
to the engine capacity, in cubic centimetres, - which turned out to be
powerful enough for rapid takeoff - it flew a 20 stone passenger before
my (14 stone) turn came up. Graham soon threw in some very tightly banked
turns, testifying to the power feeding in just behind us, and giving clues,
too, to it's excellent stability and handling qualities. Truly an aerial
motor-cycle, with the same seating capacity - one driver, one pillion passenger.
|Having gained some height, Graham levels off,
heads South, and, since we are in the RAF Lyneham Control Zone, gets on
the radio, to which the passenger is also plugged in (all mod cons even
on this tiny flying machine) to advise them of our flight plan, which probably
makes sure they identify us on their radar. Hopefully the entire Lyneham
fleet of Hercules are keeping well clear anyway, as a Notam (Notices to
Airmen) should have been issued.
Looking right and slightly backwards, we can see under the wing - nearest foreground - L4, which contains a fascinating collection of agricultural machinery, as well as other exhibits, such as a double-deck Glasgow tram.
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